Jenkins leads Warriors to wild opening win

Whale Branch baseball opened its season with a wild 26-15 win at Palmetto Scholars on Tuesday.

Kai’Shawn Jenkins had a big day at the plate and earned the win on the mound, and the Warriors drew 13 walks and a pair of hit by pitches and blew it open with a 12-run fifth inning to win a slugfest.

Jenkins pitched 3.1 innings, allowing 11 runs (five earned) on four hits with seven walks and six strikeouts, and Freddie Lawton struck out four and worked around five walks to earn the save, allowing four unearned runs.

Jenkins went 3-for-4 with a double, four runs, and five RBIs, while Ron Smith had a homer and four walks with three runs and two RBIs, D’Ante Parker was 3-for-3, with two RBIs and scored five times, and Keion Joseph went 1-for-3 with three runs and four RBIs.

Dolphins can’t convert late at Edisto

Battery Creek had the tying run at the plate with no one out but the rally came up short and the Dolphins dropped their regular season opener 7-4 at Edisto on Monday.

CJ Robinson was 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases, Matthew Hastings added an RBI single, and Hunter Hollingsworth went 1-for-4, with two runs and two RBIs to lead the Dolphins at the plate.

Hollingsworth was tagged with the loss, allowing seven runs (three earned) over 3.1 innings with five strikeouts and two walks.

BCHS (0-4) was scheduled to play at Wade Hampton on Tuesday.

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